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Community Health Worker - Miller Center

Company: GREATER NEW BEDFORD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelEntryJob LocationNew Bedford, MA - New Bedford, MAPosition TypeFull TimeEducation LevelHigh SchoolTravel PercentageUp to 50% Job CategoryHealth CareDescriptionAre you interested in making a difference and being part of a dedicated, highly skilled professional team providing patient-centered care to a community with unique needs? At the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, we strive to provide high quality care to meet the challenging needs of our diverse patients who need more than just health care. We offer a variety of services to the community, including primary & urgent care, women's health, pediatrics, adult medicine, behavioral health and dental care. Our patients develop strong bonds with our staff and rely on them for health care, as well as guidance with some basic needs that others may take for granted.Our mission to our patients is to educate and inspire them to be a participant in their total health care. Our mission to the community is to be a resource and leader.We are the PILOTS of outstanding primary care!Patient-Centered:We empathize with each patient, speak their language, and go above and beyond to meet their unique needs.Innovative:Our approach to providing quality care is dynamic, collaborative and adaptive.Local Partners:We are fully engaged as a primary agent for positive change.Obliging & Respectful:Our health center strives to maintain an accepting, safe, confidential and courteous environment for all. Every patient is welcomed, just as every employee is valued. Team Players:Our teams work closely & collaboratively with a focus to serve our patients and the community.Our vision is to improve the health & well-being of each patient, their families, and the greater community.If you are interested in an exceptionally rewarding opportunity, then we would love to speak with you! Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. EOE/AA/M/F/D/VHours:Full time. Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00 pmJob Summary:The Community Health Worker is a grant-funded position. The Community Health Worker serves as a patient advocate and links patients to services/resources, provides follow-up and encourages positive behavioral changes. Responsibilities:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Provides linkage to care for patients, linkage is facilitated and strengthened retention efforts are made to better maintain patients in care. Provide support for chronic disease self-management to patients. Conducts initial and periodic needs assessment, including assessing barriers and assets, transportation, language literacy and cultural preferences. Promote patient treatment adherence through assessing patient readiness to make changes, assisting patients in making changes to daily routines, assists patients in developing strategies to address barriers. Coordinates access to basic determinants of health (food, clothing shelter, utilities).Identify available community-based resources and actively manage appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services. Attend and participate in supervision, staff meetings, trainings, conferences, and workshops to promote professional development. Document within an integrated electronic medical record. Perform HIV/STI Counseling and Testing for patients on a walk-in basis. Represent the health center via outreach at community-based events. Perform case management services for HIV and Hepatitis C patients. Serve as the linkage to housing agencies, such as Steppingstone. The successful candidate will:Attend Core requirement training for Community Health workers and work towards Community Health worker Certification.Attend Motivational Interviewing training and develop competence in applying stages of change in all patient interactionsWork with diverse patient populations and communicate effectively in a culturally competent mannerBe an active member of ID department multi-disciplinary treatment teamQualifications1. High School graduate or GED2. Bilingual Spanish required (written and oral fluency in a second language other than English required)3. Good communications skills, organized4. Ability to interact with high risk patients5. Sensitivity to HIV issues and patients with disabilities required6. Reliable transportation

Keywords: GREATER NEW BEDFORD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, New Bedford , Community Health Worker - Miller Center, Healthcare , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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